Educators without Borders held a virtual workshop on the difference between instructional leadership and transformational leadership and their role in achieving the desired goals, on Monday and Tuesday, 18 and 19 January 2021.
The workshop explained the concept of educational leadership in general, educational leadership and modern trends in educational leadership in particular, with a focus on instructional leadership and transformational leadership, and the skills required for each model to succeed.
It also highlighted the importance of the two models in enhancing the effectiveness of the educational process by providing technical, behavioral, managerial, and cognitive skills to manage the available resources efficiently and effectively.
The workshop included practice on using the SWOT analysis to identify internal and external factors that might support or impede the achievement of the goal.
On day two, the workshop discussed in more depth the dimensions of leadership in education and the difference between transformational and instructional leadership as well as ways of implementing the transformational leadership theory, and the impact of leadership styles on the success of educational institutions in achieving their goals.
The participants shared their views on the effectiveness of modern leadership styles, and proposed new plans for leadership models, underscoring the need for organizational change and development through adopting modern leadership styles such as transformational leadership.
They also stressed the importance of raising awareness of leadership styles and ways of choosing the most effective leadership styles that can impact educational outcomes positively.
It is worth mentioning that Educators without Borders is an international organization based in Geneva, concerned with providing educational services for children in affected regions, and improving training services in crisis areas.